Volcano lake Ijen, Sukamade turtle beach and mount Bromo - 5 days / 4 nights
Visit Java's best know volcanoes. Mount Bromo and mount Ijen. Meet turtles at Sukamade beach in the Meru Betiri National Park. And, visit a coffee, rubber and cacao plantation.
Last updated: 31 May 2018
Day 1: Surabaya – Bondowoso
You will be picked up in Surabaya and drive to Bondowoso, The nearest city to Ijen area. This will take you around 6-7 hrs drive via Arak-Arak hills. You can have lunch (not included) on the way to Bondowoso.The driver will offer you some stops to see a nice scenery and flexible in time .
Day 2: Paltuding – Ijen crater lake – Adventure by 4x4 Trooper to Sukamade turtle beach conservation
At 02:00 you depart to Paltuding. Here your trekking to the crater lake starts. You will hike in about 1.5 hours to the top of Ijen. You also will meet the sulfur miners. They carry sulfur out of the crater up the rim and then wheel it down the slopes with a trolley. Take your time.
You will meet your driver at the car. a short explore the area and continue to Njajag village. Change cars to a 4wd. You will pass the extensive plantations of East Java and the mountain range of the Meru Betiri National Park.
Upon arrival in the National Park, you have time to explore the village where brown sugar is being hand made.
Sukamade turtle beach is a wild 3 km sand strip on the Indian Ocean where 5 species of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. You will be guided by a ranger to the beach at 19:30. Together you will wait for the turtles to come ashore to lay their eggs. The turtles return to the sea around midnight.
Day 3: Releasing baby turtles – Kalibaru plantations
In the morning you have time to further explore the area. Releasing baby turtles into the sea when some eggs indeed have hatched is also part of your morning activities.
After breakfast you will continue to Kalibaru village. You will have a break in a small local restaurant. During tour in Sukamade Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided - Local dishes.
Day 4: Kalibaru plantation tour – Cemara Lawang – enjoy Bromo sunset
After breakfast you will visit factories to see the processing of coffee, rubber, and chocolate (this latter depends on the season).
Hereafter you will go back to your hotel and prepare to depart to Mt. Bromo. You will drive via Lumajang to Cemara Lawang village. On route you can have a break whenever you like to stretch your legs and to visit a traditional market.
You will arrive in Cemara Lawang around sunset. Enjoy this colorful happening while having a cup of hot coffee or tea.
Day 5: Bromo sunrise tour at mount Pananjakan – Sea of Sand – to the top of mount Bromo – drop Surabaya
It will be an early morning. At 03:00 the 4wd Jeep is waiting for you.
A 40 min drive will bring you to mount Pananjakan. Pananjakan is one of the highest viewpoints in the area. Sunrises and views over Bromo's lunarlike landscape differ every day depending on weather conditions.
Then cross the black volcanic ashen Sea of Sand. Your driver will park near Luhur Poten temple from where it is 45 min walk to the top of the active volcano Bromo.
When back at the Jeep, the driver will bring you to your hotel to have breakfast.
Have a shower, pack your bag, and check out. It is time for your transfer to Surabaya.
1. From Cemara Lawang village you have a beautiful view over the landscape with Mt. Bromo
2. In Sempol village you can explore for example a coffee factory, a sulfuric hot spring, and a waterfall
3. The hotel in Kalibaru has a swimming pool
4. Time is by estimation. If you prefer to spend more time at a certain place, everything is possible
Please, use the contact form below to get in contact with us. Either for a question or about a tour. You can also make reservations or book a tour.
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